Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt says his company and Apple are friendly, despite some evidence to the contrary.
Speaking to reporters in South Korea today, Schmidt said Apple "is actually a very good partner" of Google's. According to the Korea Times, which was first to report on his comments, Schmidt went on to say that his company and Apple "are literally talking all the time about everything."
Before long, however, the conversation turned to Apple's ongoing legal war with Android vendors, including Samsung and Google-owned Motorola. Schmidt didn't say too much, according to the Korea Times, but did seem to fire a small shot, saying that "the best thing we can tell, there are plenty of prior arts and I don't want to go beyond that."
, saying countless times that it believes the so-called "war" is stifling innovation. For its part, Apple has said that it has a responsibility to protect its inventions from companies, it believes, copied its technologies.
While in Korea, Schmidt has said that he will meet with Samsung, Apple's arch-rival and one of the top Android vendors. Neither Schmidt nor Shin Jong-kyun, Samsung's mobile chief, have said what they'll discuss, butand its recent $1 billion patent-infringement victory will come up.
Still, it wasn't all business in Korea for Schmidt. He also took time out today to meet South Korean artists PSY, the singer behind the wildly popular hit, "Gangnam Style." But rather than just shake PSY's hand and go about his day, Schmidt decided to dance "Gangnam Style."
Don't believe it? Check out the video of him doing just that below:
reading•Google's Schmidt talks Apple patents, dances 'Gangnam Style'
Jul 20•How to download videos and music before you travel
Jul 20•Samsung laughs at Apple's dongles in latest Galaxy S9 ads
Jul 20•MacOS Mojave beta broke Chrome's checkboxes. Here are two ways to bring them back
Jul 20•Apple Business Chat on iMessage: Everything you need to know